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JAPAN: Big market drops in October

Japan’s games market suffered a significant dip in October, with the total market value 21.6 per cent down on the same month in 2007 according to figures from Famitsu owner Enterbrain. Hardware sales dropped by 29.1 per cent, and software by 14.9 per cent. Sony’s PSP was the strongest performer, …

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LittleBigPlanet re-dated

PS3 platform holder Sony has announced that LittleBigPlanet will be released in Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand in the week commencing November 3rd – meaning a likely UK arrival of November 3rd, VG247 reports. The title will be released in North America in the week commencing October …

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JAPAN: 360 sales success continues

The unlikely resurgence of Xbox 360 in Japan seems to be continuing with news that Microsoft’s machine has outsold Sony’s PS3 for the third week in a row in the territory, though Nintendo’s hardware pairing is still bossing the hardware charts. Figures from Media Create show that Xbox 360 sold …

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360 FFXIII is heading to Asia

Some tend to forget that the now-legendary E3 announcement that Final Fantasy XIII is to release on both Xbox 360 and PS3 also contained the news that the title would remain PS3-only in Japan – but some sort of Asian release does now seem to be on the cards. Kotaku …

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LittleBigPlanet dated

Media Molecule’s massively hyped LittleBigPlanet has been given a firm release date of October 30th – in Japan, at least. The news comes from Sony’s official Japanese PS3 site. Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on either a European or US release date. Some sources are claiming that an October release …

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Japan: PSP triumphs in hardware sale battle

The PSP’s resurgence has continued in Japan, with Sony’s handheld trumping all other hardware opponents in the March sales battle, Reuters reports. PSP sold 415,415 units throughout the month, way ahead of rival DS – though Nintendo’s machine still sold an impressive 255,124 in the period. The PSP was boosted …

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JAPAN: Monster Hunter fever returns

Whilst its appeal in the West can probably still best be described as niche, the Monster Hunter series seemingly has no limits in Japan as the latest instalment has again secured best-selling status. Monster Hunter Portable 2G has already sold over a million copies in Capcom’s native Japan after just …

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Japanese hardware sales take a knock

Hardware sales in Japan have taken a downturn for the week ending September 2nd – the PS3 being the only exception with a marginal boost, shifting 18,068 units. The DS sold less than 100,000 units during the week for the first time this year, reported Games Industry . Its 94,339 …

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Mario Party 8 tops Japanese charts

The seven best selling titles in Japan are new entries, led by Mario Party 8 on the Wii at number one – which outsold Everybody’s Golf 5 on the PS3 at number two by 100,000 units, reported Next Generation . Following them at number three is Taiko Drum Master on …

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